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Rhino & Grasshopper Courses in Portland



Mode Lab is gearing up for an exciting series of computational design training events this Spring. Take a look at their upcoming Rhino and Grasshopper classes!

All classes will be at Mode Lab in Portland, Oregon.

Questions? Contact Mode Lab.

Details and registration...

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 2:10 pm

V-Ray, to the next level

© Flying Architecture

Ruta N, Rhino3D Colombia and RhinoFabStudio would like to invite you to join Ricardo Ortiz, Product Specialist Chaos Group - V-Ray - (CDMX Mexico) who will be presenting the new and advanced characteristics of V-Ray.

Date:  April 24, 2018
Time:  7:30 a.m.
Place: Ruta N - Sala Múltiple 1 - Medellin, Colombia

To Register: click here

In this presentation, we will be showing leading edge features in rendering within the different 3-D platforms, and for all the different industries. We will go over tips on how to best take advantage of your available hardware, accelerating your times more and more. rendering without sacrificing quality, and overcoming every new challenge in your projects.

To watch a video with information on the new version of V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino click here



Posted on 20 April 2018 | 8:40 am

Rhino 6 upgrade promo ends 15-May-2018

Grasshopper included with Rhino 6

Commercial users

  • Save 20% when you buy a commercial upgrade before 15-May-2018.

Students, faculty, and schools

Former student or faculty?

  • Educational licenses do NOT expire.
  • Your older Rhino educational license is likely upgradable. Just buy a commercial upgrade. You will need your license key. Find it here...
  • Save 20% when you buy a commercial upgrade before 15-May-2018.
Try Rhino 6 for Windows...

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 4:54 pm

Accelerator Launch: Looking for startups


Zero Sixty is currently accepting applications for its Spring 2018 accelerator launch. If you are an entrepreneur developing innovative products and services on top of the Rhino and Grasshopper platforms, consider applying to Gehry Technologies' three-month acceleration program. Zero Sixty is inviting the Rhino community in hopes of attracting entrepreneurs developing products and services on top of design and technology platforms for the AEC industry.

As part of the accelerator, startups may receive:

  • Equity-free support
  • Three months rent-free office space
  • Personalized mentorship from AEC industry experts 
  • Access to the industry's leading-edge technologies
  • Global media and marketing spotlight opportunities
  • Ongoing support for up to six months after the program completion
  • Access to a global community of growth stage founders and mentors

Zero Sixty is a three-month acceleration program focused on design and technology for the AEC industry. Its goal is to help startups build and scale great products by matching them with its people, network, and advanced technologies.

For more information and to apply, visit Zero SixtyZ

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 11:56 am

Karamba Workshop 4-6 July 2018 in Vienna



Karamba Workshop
Location: Vienna, Austria
Dates: 4-6 July 2018
Time: 10:00 - 18:00
Course Fee: Professional EUR 750 (+VAT) Educational EUR 375 (+VAT)


This three-day workshop will focus on methods of setting up structural systems in the parametric environment of Grasshopper. Plugin developer and structural engineer Clemens Preisinger, along with Zeynep Aksoz & Matthew Tam from the expert Karamba team, will guide the participants through the basics of analyzing and interpreting structural models, to optimization processes and how to integrate Karamba3d into C# scripts.

This workshop is for beginner to intermediate users of Karamba, but advanced users are also encouraged to apply. It is open to both professional and academic users.

Karamba is a parametric structural engineering tool which provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames, and shells. Karamba is fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper, a plugin for the 3D modeling tool Rhinoceros. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, finite element calculations and optimization algorithms like Galapagos.

Please register here...


Posted on 19 April 2018 | 1:25 am

Designing Interactive Holographic Environments in Grasshopper


Last week, McNeel Europe hosted a Fologram workshop with attendees from all over Europe. Participants worked on how to create holographic environments using Hololenses and Grasshopper.

Thanks to Gwyll, Cam, Nick and all the participants for this awesome mixed reality experience!!!

Posted on 18 April 2018 | 4:19 am

Rese arch Grasshopper Webinars | Urban optimization with Adrian Krężlik | Parametric Support


Rese arch, in collaboration with Adrian Krężlik (Parametric Support) has organized three webinars on Urban optimization:


Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Galapagos, Silvereye, Octopus, Lunchbox, MeshEdit, Elk, Galapagos, Shortest Walk, Opossum, Colibri, and Anemone will be used during the webinars.




Register now here...

Posted on 17 April 2018 | 9:00 am

Shape To Fabrication conference (April 24-25, London) - Last tickets available!


Organized by SimplyRhino UK, the Shape To Fabrication conference (April 24-25, London) focuses on cutting-edge technology, innovative construction, and applications in architecture, engineering, and design. This year's speakers are shaping the future, unafraid to push technology and engineering to new heights.

Presenters at Shape to Fabrication 2018 include:

Foster + Partners
Heatherwick Studio
Zaha Hadid Architects
3XN architects GXN innovation
Penda
Arup
Format Engineers
Loop.pH
Studio Moritz Waldemeyer
Zoe Laughlin / Institute of Making
Fologram
McNeel Developers

Graphisoft
Walter P Moore
Speckle
Mamou-Mani
Geometry Gym
Ramboll
EZCT Architecture & XtreeE
VisualARQ
Proving Ground
École des Ponts Paristech
Hawkins\Brown


Complete details and tickets...

Posted on 17 April 2018 | 7:07 am

AR/VR with Rhino User Group Meeting (London) report


The first VR/AR for Rhino User Group Meeting took place at Softroom (London, UK) on October 10th 2017.

SimplyRhino UK has been kind enough to write an extensive report. Read it here!

Posted on 16 April 2018 | 8:39 am

Mesh2Surface is Rhino 6 ready


Mesh2Surface is a reverse engineering plugin for Rhino providing simple and efficient tools to convert a 3D scanned mesh into a CAD model. Thanks to the support of the Rhino development team, Mesh2Surface is fully compatible with the new Rhinoceros 6.  All existing customers can download and use the plugin with the same ease of use in the new Rhinoceros 6 environment.
Download an eval at food4Rhino...

Posted on 16 April 2018 | 3:00 am

Dynamic Mutations V4.0 by DesignMorphine


DesignMorphine's Dynamic Mutations V4.0 
Advanced Design Workshop
July 15-22, 2018
Union of Architects in Bulgaria
Sofia, Krakra 11 STR

Dynamic Mutations V4.0 is an international workshop of Advanced Design. The workshop will use AutoDesk Maya, Pixologic ZBrush, McNeel Grasshopper and will explore a range of modeling techniques in a streamlined process. The general workflow will involve modeling actual mechanical objects, mutating these objects, replicating the objects within site, and unifying the replications into a correlated unique architectural machine.
More details and applications...

Posted on 16 April 2018 | 1:44 am

Rhino and Grasshopper webinar - April 18




Optimization and Performance-Informed Design in Rhino/GH

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10 am EST/3 pm CET


This webinar discusses optimization in Rhino and Grasshopper. By using benchmark results from (mostly single-objective) structural, building energy, and daylighting problems, discover which optimization algorithms to use and when. Learn how Opossum uses a cutting-edge, machine-learning related algorithm to get a head start on other algorithms.

We will see how to structurally optimize a small pavilion with Opossum 1.5. Also, catch a sneak preview of Opossom 2.0, which allows visualization and interactive exploration of machine-learned fitness landscapes.

Opossum 1.5 is free to download. Also, you will have exclusive early access to Opossum 2.0. (Rhino and Grasshopper required.)

Cost: $19

More information and to sign up...

Posted on 13 April 2018 | 9:22 am

Zoo 6 Service Release 5 available


Zoo 6 Service Release 5 is now available for free download.

If you are using Zoo 6, you will want to install this service release.

Zoo 6 Service Release 5 provides:
  • Enhanced clustering of Rhino 5 and Rhino 6 licenses.
  • Increased license validation reliability.
  • Improved support for older, 3rd party Zoo plugins.
  • Other stability improvements.

Download...

Posted on 12 April 2018 | 11:15 am

OYSTER Chair: Furniture Design Meets Virtual Reality



New living solutions and innovative research in furniture design will drastically affect design methodologies and will introduce new paradigms: algorithmic modeling, virtual reality, and advanced fabrication techniques. 

The OYSTER chair is the first prototype designed using virtual reality techniques and manufactured through a 3D milling machine, remotely controlled. OYSTER anticipates future scenarios of smart working and features synergy between Arturo Tedeschi's expertise in generative modeling using Rhino and the implementation of Mindesk's Virtual Reality CAD interface.   

OYSTER will be introduced at the Fuorisalone Mobile 2018 - Space&Interiors, from April 17 through 21.


More information...

Posted on 12 April 2018 | 4:44 am

Grasshopper workshops for Industrial and Automotive designers in Langenargen (Germany)


PRODUCT INNOVATION LOUNGE (Langenargen, Germany) has organized a series of Grasshopper workshops where Industrial and Automotive designers will learn how to create parametric surfaces and patterns, work with lists and data trees, Class-A modeling, polygonal modeling, and much more!

  • Grasshopper Einstiegstraining 11-June-2018 bis 13-June-2018 (21 Stunden) 1.150,- €
  • Grasshopper Fortgeschrittenentraining 14-June-2018 bis 15-June-2018 (16 Stunden) 800,- € 

Complete info and registration (in German)...

Posted on 12 April 2018 | 2:17 am

Rhino and Matrix Jewelry Design Courses in Thailand and Iran



Moshen Mohammadvali from Apranik Academy located in Bangkok is hosting a Rhino and Matrix Jewelry Design Course in Iran and Thailand.

Tehran - Iran

Rhino Level 1: April 22-24
Mortazavi Design Academy

In this comprehensive 3-day class you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3-D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands.


Registration is open. More information here...

Rhino Level 2: May 2-3
Mortazavi Design Academy

The course explores advanced techniques in modeling to help participants better understand how to apply Rhino’s modeling tools in practical situations.


Registration is open. More information here...

Bangkok - Thailand

Matrix Level 2: April 16
Apranik Academy

Increase your skill set by learning advanced uses of Matrix and Rhino tools covered in primary class including Gem tools, Bezel Builder and V-Ray Rendering.
Registrations is open. More information here...

Posted on 11 April 2018 | 6:50 am

V-Ray for Rhino - Now Available for Rhino 6



The latest V-Ray for Rhino now supports Rhino 6. Some overall improvements have been included to make rendering workflow faster, smoother and more productive.

Get the update...
More information...

Posted on 11 April 2018 | 2:46 am

AA Istanbul Visiting School - June-July 2018



AA Istanbul Visiting School – Robotic Mediations

Monday 25 June – Friday 6 July 2018

AA Istanbul Visiting School is a unique learning and making experience. The programme, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University builds on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large-scale prototyping techniques from previous bringing together experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices -- Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others.

AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication are coupled with physical experimentation, fostering ‘learning-by-experimentation’ in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and fabrication processes, the associations between various computational platforms establish correlations between form-finding, material computation, and structural performance. The key objective of the programme is the design and fabrication of a 1:1 scale prototype realized by robotic fabrication techniques.

The programme is a two-phase process:

Stage 1: Participants gain an insight of material processes, computational methods, and various fabrication techniques, culminating with core concepts related to complexity in design practices. During this stage, basic and advanced tutorials on generative design algorithms and analysis tools will be provided. Building on its core methodology, AA Istanbul VS will perform as a team-based workshop promoting collaboration and research. Advanced fabrication techniques will be introduced.

Stage 2: Participants will propose design interventions based on the skills and knowledge gained during the first stage. They produce study models of various scales. Finally, robotic fabrication and assembly of a full-scale working prototype follows.

Prominent features of the workshop/skills developed


  •     An active learning environment where the large tutor to student ratio (4:1) allows personalized tutorials and debates.
  •     The toolset of AA Istanbul includes but is not limited to Rhinoceros, Processing, and Grasshopper, as well as analysis software.
  •     Access to digital fabrication tools such as 3-axis CNC router, laser-cutter, and 3d-printer.
  •     Design seminars and lecture series support the key objectives of the programme, disseminating fundamental design techniques and relevant critical thinking methodologies.
  •     Robotic design and fabrication processes will formulate the physical prototyping phase of the programme.

Sponsors

AA Istanbul Visiting School is supported by Fibrobeton as In-Kind Sponsor, and Arkitera, Mimarizm, Rhino Center Istanbul as Communication Sponsors.

Accreditation

With the completion of the programme, participants receive the AA Visiting School Certificate.


Eligibility

The workshop is open to current architecture, structural engineering, and design students, PhD candidates, and young professionals. Software requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino 5 (SR7 or later). No prior knowledge of the software tools is required. 

Applications

The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £700 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership fee. Discount options for groups are available. Please contact the AA Visiting School Coordinator for more details. Or, you can find more information on application and discounts from the link below:

http://ai.aaschool.ac.uk/istanbul/apply/


The deadline for applications is 15 June 2018. No portfolio or CV. The only requirement is the online application form and fees. The online application

For more information, please visit:

http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/istanbul

http://ai.aaschool.ac.uk/istanbul/


Contact details:

Elif Erdine (AA Istanbul Visiting School Programme Director)

Email: elif.erdine@aaschool.ac.uk

AA Visiting School Coordinator:

Email: visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk




Posted on 11 April 2018 | 2:21 am

Structural optimization of a treelike roof supporting columns


Project development by Edin Šabić, model in Dlubal RFEM, import in Rhinoceros, parametric definition in Grasshopper and structural analysis using Karamba.

Parameters: branch point position and branch angles.
Goals: minimizing deflection and necessary cross section.

Posted on 11 April 2018 | 1:30 am

Custom art on your bicycle


Artwork for the Thistle bicycle

Julie Pedalino, a professional graphic artist from Lenexa, Kansas has found a way to combine two passions, art and bicycles, With Rhino and RhinoCAM, Julie Pedalino combines her art and hardcore machining prowess to create one of a kind bicycles at her studio, Pedalino Bicycles.

RhinoCAM interviewed Julie, discussing this convergence of art, CAD/CAM and CNC technology and some of her most recent 4 Axis custom bike projects.

Machining part
Although she fits bicycles for all sizes of riders, Julie is especially interested in smaller riders who struggle with production frames designed for the average rider. She first discusses with the client the riding they want to do and the type of rider they are. She takes body measurements. She delves into the personal expression in the design. The client ends up with a bicycle with good performance, comfortable fit, and self-expression, or as Julie describes it, "fit and function with a splash of panache!"

The design can include customized lugs, decals, and other branding. The artistic graphics are where Julie’s professional graphics design experience shines. Julie merges her professional artistic talent, CAD/CAM and CNC technology to produce beautiful bikes.

Finished bicycle
Rhino provided the opportunity for more sculptural and organic modeling. RhinoCAM was then the logical add-on for the CAM programming.

RhinoCAM interviews Julie Pedalino, RhinoCAM & Pedalino Bicycles...





Posted on 10 April 2018 | 11:30 am

SudoHopper3D Workshop- a playful way to learn Grasshopper, May 4th at McNeel Europe (Barcelona)


1 Day SudoHopper Workshop by Andrés González
May 4, 2018
10.00h - 17.00h
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

Andrés González of McNeel Miami will introduce rapid and solid techniques for teaching or learning Grasshopper for you or your students using SudoHopper3D.

SudoHopper3D is a card game to improve the overall understanding of parametric thinking in Grasshopper. It playfully takes you on a journey through mathematics, algorithms and basic visual coding.

Each participant will receive a full, one-year subscription to learn the material to understand and solve the 32 assignments in the game.

Course Fee: EUR 45,- (+VAT) for professionals. Free for full-time students and university teachers (proof of status required). Educational seats are limited.

Maximum Number of Participants: 10 participants

Language: English

Contact McNeel Europe to sign up now!

Posted on 9 April 2018 | 1:27 am

FlexHopper for Grasshopper Training - June 6-8 at McNeel Europe (Barcelona)


FlexHopper for Grasshopper Training by Benjamin Felbrich
June 6-8, 2018
10.00h - 18.00h
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)


McNeel Europe welcomes Benjamin Felbrich, author of FlexHopper and research associate at ICD Stuttgart, to tutor a three-day workshop at our Barcelona offices.

FlexHopper brings particle-based physics simulation in Rhino and Grasshopper to the next level by making use of massively parallel GPU computation. Based on the patented unified particle engine NVIDIA Flex, it offers the simulation rigid/deformable bodies, particles, fluids, phase transitions, massive spring systems, cloth, inflatables and gases and allows for interaction between those material systems.

In this three-day workshop participants acquire an in-depth understanding of FlexHopper. After an introduction to particle-based physics simulation and GPU computation in general, a set of specific architecture-oriented examples covering the full range of FlexHopper’s functionality will be collectively established and explained in detail. This includes the simulation of the material systems as well as custom defined constraints, setting up the simulation environment, tuning the simulation parameters and optimizing the solver for reliable, fast computation.

Day 1
  • Introduction to particle-based physics simulation: What are particles properties, interaction radii, collisions, constraints, etc.?
  • First FlexHopper example: Unconstrained particles in collision with the environment.
  • Fluid systems: Introduction to material groups and engine parameter tuning for fluid simulation.
  • Rigid bodies: Definition of and collision between many rigid bodies.
  • Soft body deformation: Controlling softness and compartmentation in a deformable shell.
  • Pooling exercise: Rigid and soft bodies swimming in fluid particles.

Day 2
  • Behind the scenes: How does the solver work internally? What makes it different from CPU-based computation? How to tune the solver for speed and reliability?
  • Spring systems: Cloths, anchors, and wind.
  • Inflatables: Controlling pressure in pneumatic structures.
  • Custom constraint systems: Individually defining systems of anchors, springs, and triangles.
  • Pooling exercise: Custom defined spring systems, cloth, and inflatables interacting.

Day 3
  • Future perspectives and applications.
  • Personal project development.
  • Option to automate FlexHopper by scripting with the FlexCLI interface and C#, Python or VB.

Course Requirements

Confident familiarity with Grasshopper is recommended. Knowledge of programming languages such as C#, VB or Python is not required, although automating FlexHopper through scripting is a possible option if requested by the participants.

A dedicated AMD or NVIDIA graphics card on your computer is required running one of the following drivers: NVIDIA Geforce Game Ready Driver 372.90 or above AMD Radeon Driver Version 16.9.1 or above.

FlexHopper is free and open source available at:
www.food4rhino.com/app/flexhopper
www.github.com/HeinzBenjamin/FlexCLI

Course Fee: EUR 795 (+VAT). Full-time students, university teachers (proof of status required) will get a 50% discount. Please note your seat is only confirmed once payment is cleared. 

Maximum Number of Participants: 10 participants. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before. 

Language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe here

Posted on 5 April 2018 | 2:30 am

Datakit CAD import & export plug-ins are now available with Rhino 6

Datakit, a leading company in CAD data exchange announced that CrossCad/Plg, its range of CAD import and export plugins for Rhino, is now available with Rhino 6.

These plug-ins add to Rhino a menu that enables importing files in ACIS, CATIA V4, CATIA V5, CATIA V6, 3DEXPERIENCE, CGR, Inventor, JT, Parasolid, PLMXML, ProE / Creo Parametric, Solid Edge and NX formats, or to export models created in Rhino to CATIA V4, CATIA V5, CGR, JT, Parasolid, 3DPDF, SOLIDWORKS or NX files.


More details here...

Posted on 4 April 2018 | 11:55 pm

V-Ray for Grasshopper explained

Chaos Group now includes V-Ray for Grasshopper in its latest version of V-Ray for Rhino.

Learn how one designer uses V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino to create photorealistic imagery from within Grasshopper. In V-Ray for Grasshopper, Imago Design founder Jan Kokol explains what’s new, and how it changes his workflow.

Why is this important? Before this integration existed, any geometry created in Grasshopper had to be translated to Rhino geometry before it could be rendered inside of Rhino. With V-Ray for Grasshopper, you no longer need to do that. Instead, render Grasshopper geometry directly inside Grasshopper, in full V-Ray quality.

To give V-Ray for Grasshopper a try, download a 30-day free trial of V-Ray for Rhino.

To read what Jan Kokol says, see V-Ray for Grasshopper explained...

Posted on 4 April 2018 | 2:10 pm

Arthur Mamou-Mani's London Studio Tour



Take a tour through Arthur Mamou-Mani's London Studio.

Get to know the way they work with Rhino and Grasshopper while they design Galaxia, this year's Burning Man Main Temple. 

Watch the first video production made by ShapeDiver.


To donate and help with the construction of Galaxia click here...

Posted on 4 April 2018 | 9:08 am